Newby Here first time rover owner

Discussion in 'Introduction' started by Ruper, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. Ruper

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    Hello, I have been interested in owning a Land Rover for some time and the right deal came along that I pulled the trigger on the other day.
    Still waiting on the truck to be shipped, but here's what I bought.
    2005 LR3, SE, not sure of the particular engine make, V8 not sure of the Liter.

    I hope to have it here after the forth of July as I am going out of town to visit son in Chicago.
    93,507 miles, so not too bad I assume, everything works, or that's what is said. Bought at auction, but supposedly it was checked out and certified as per the information we had from them.

    Gold Color, paid $5,500 plus auction fees.
    First up fluid changes, and I assume a transmission service. I am pretty good at turning wrenches, also own Two International Scouts (66' 800 and 75' Scout II), actually am rewiring both and adding mods to those now.
    One owner vehicle so I am hoping they were just scared of the 100K service coming up and decided to trade it in.

    I am sure all of this information you people graciously provide will come in more than handy moving forward on this vehicle. It has already done so in my purchase of a Rover to date, so hope it all works out.
    Don't do much rock crawling, just some hunting, towing light kayaks, etc.

    Virginia is pretty flat where I am, so this will be a daily driver, as long as it is reliable.

    Don't have pics yet, the guy where I bought didn't know how to send the ones I bought from to me, but it looked nice, well taken care of I hope.
    If there is a VIN # lookup I am sure I can dig it up here, so I'm off to look for that.

    Thanks for the great site, I'll be posting pics soon, I hope.
     
  2. joey

    joey Custom Rover Accessories Staff Member

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    Welcome to the forum. I always recommend changing all the fluids and perform a full maintenance so you know what has been done.
     
  3. Ruper

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    Thx Joey. Currently looking for a comprehensive list and going to start gathering stuff that I know is needed. Oil filters etc.
    Can't wait to get her in the driveway.

    Sent from my SM-J337V using Tapatalk
     
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    Welcome!
     
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    Welcome and congrats!
     

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